Many women have developed uterine cancer or leiomyosarcoma after undergoing a hysterectomy using a morcellator. Lawsuits allege that manufacturers failed to adequately warn doctors and patients about the risk of spreading cancer. The FDA now recommends against this procedure due to the risk of cancer.
Need a Texas Morcellator Lawyer? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one was injured by cancer, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit in Texas.
FDA Adds “Black Box” Warning About Morcellator Cancer Risk
November 24, 2014 — Stopping short of an outright ban on morcellators in gynecological surgery, the FDA has instead added a “Boxed Warning” that limits the use of morcellators for the vast majority of women. Click here to read more.
Morcellators and Cancer
Laparoscopic power morcellators are surgical tools that are used in minimally-invasive surgery. They are used in at least 55,000 procedures every year, mostly hysterectomies and surgery to remove uterine fibroids.
The problem is that about 1 in 350 women who undergoes fibroid-removal surgery actually has undiagnosed cancer. Normally, these cancers can be removed surgically. However, after a morcellator is used, the device leaves tiny pieces of cancerous tissue behind, essentially “seeding” a woman’s abdomen with aggressive uterine cancer, such as leiomyosarcoma (LMS). This complication is extremely difficult to treat.
Morcellator Class Action Lawsuit Information
Many women have already filed lawsuits against manufacturers of laparoscopic power morcellators. Plaintiffs allege that manufacturers failed to warn doctors and patients about the risk of spreading aggressive uterine cancer. These lawsuits are not part of a class action — they are individual lawsuits filed by women who have hired their own attorney.
What is the problem?
The Clark Firm, LLP is nationally recognized as a class action law firm, but our attorneys are not filing a morcellator class action lawsuit. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits on behalf of women who developed cancer after undergoing a hysterectomy or fibroid-removal surgery using a laparoscopic power morcellator.
About Class Actions
Class actions are beneficial in some circumstances, such as when a large number of people purchase a defective product. In most cases, class actions are seeking reimbursement for thousands of people — not individuals with severe injuries. Members of class actions are often forced into “low-ball settlements” and higher attorneys’ fees.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Morcellator Class Action
Instead of a class action, our trial attorneys file individual lawsuits because we believe this is the best way we can help each of our clients maximize their financial recovery.
Laparoscopic power morcellators are associated with cancer, a devastating side effect that can cause severe pain and suffering, ongoing medical expenses, lost income, and the death of a loved one. If you or your family member was injured, you could potentially receive compensation for these losses, and more. Our lawyers always review new cases for free. In most circumstances, we also provide representation on contingency-fee. Contact us today to learn more.
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